04 April 2016

Blue Origin. New Shepard Flight Three: Pushing the Envelope

New Shepard flew again yesterday, reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast. This video does a great job showing the dramatic deceleration of the booster. Enjoy!
Jeff Bezos

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